“How much are the central and state governments earning from the tax on petrol and diesel, and where is your hard earned money going?”

In most parts of the country, petrol costs Rs. At the same time, diesel stands in the way of earning a century in some cities, then in most cities it costs Rs 100 per liter. Crude oil prices have risen nearly 45 percent in the past one year, behind petrol and diesel inflation. At the same time, tax is no less responsible for this inflation. The tax on petrol and diesel in India is also very high. In the name of central government excise duty, state governments are taking money out of the pockets of ordinary people in the form of VAT and filling their treasury.

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The central government filled the treasury

In a written reply, Union Minister Hardeep Puri said in a written reply to the parliament that the central government will spend Rs 1,01,598 crore on petrol till March 31, 2021. Diesel is priced at Rs 2,33,296 crore through excise duty. Rajasthan government’s revenues rose to Rs 15,199 crore in 2020-21 compared to the previous fiscal year, which was Rs 1800 crore. The Madhya Pradesh government has raised Rs 1188 crore in the last fiscal and Rs 11,908 crore through petrol and diesel.

How much tax in what state

The government of Madhya Pradesh will pay a maximum of Rs 31.55 per liter on petrol. However, the Rajasthan government has raised the price of diesel to Rs 21.82 per liter. At the same time, the Rajasthan government is paying Rs 29.88 per liter on petrol. And the Maharashtra government is paying Rs 29.55 per liter. The government of Andhra Pradesh is charging Rs 21.78 per liter on diesel, Madhya Pradesh Rs 21.68 per liter, Orissa 20.93 per liter and Maharashtra Rs 20.85 per liter.

Where the tax money is going

The government’s reply said the money was being spent on development projects. The government is spending money on projects like Ujwala, Garib Kalyan, Ayushman Bharat and Free Ration.

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